Saturday, March 31, 2007

Leaving on a jet plane...

We'll be back in about a week! We're flying out today for London and Paris! I'm excited about Europe, but I'm also excited about a week away from work and chores. Look back here for pics when we return. Yippee!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Been reading and not much else

I'm not sure how, but I've managed to finish two more books. Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney was a great mild thriller with a very interesting premise - smallpox! Very clean, but with teen appeal, and addresses current fears of bioterrorism.

I just finished (like three minutes ago, as this is my lunch hour) Mr. Chickee's Funny Money by Christopher Paul Curtis. Curtis' The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963 is up there on my list of favorite children's books, so I knew I would enjoy this too. It had the same sly humor and thoughfulness of The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963, but the story is over-the-top contemporary silliness. Fun.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Finished, part 3: Job Search

It's been officially done for a few days now, but I wanted to be pretty certain I had told the news to friends and family who read this (if only occasionally).

Matt has accepted a job. A really good job. A definite step up. It's in North Carolina, not particularly close to where we live now. (Note: I'm never sure how much personal information to reveal on the ol' internet - so, for now, that's all I'll say. Anyone who knows me personally can get the details by emailing me.)

I'm excited. I hate the idea of selling our house and packing our stuff and leaving our relationships here, but I love the opportunities I know this will bring.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Finished, part 2: Socks

I'm thinking pink. Pink stripes with yarn I dyed myself. I started these December 10th and finished them about a week ago.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Finished: Book

I can't remember exactly, but sometime in the last week I finished a fun book. You can tell Clementine by Sara Pennypacker (great name, huh?) is fun just by looking at the cover. Clementine is much like another very popular book heroine, Junie B. Jones. Clementine has better grammar though. And curly hair.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Crocuses? Or is it Croci?

Whatever you call them, I think they mean spring is on the way.

little helper

He acted like he was going to help wash the sheets, but then he just sat there. Cats.